#NCCBC19 - THE Industry Conference of the Southeast

Thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor, ABS Commercial, along with lots of other amazing sponsors, the NC Craft Brewers Guild is proud to bring you the sixth annual North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference. Coming to Winston-Salem November 5-7, 2019, this three day event is the premier brewing conference of the Southeast, drawing upwards of 600 attendees from across the Southeast and beyond.

To commemorate and celebrate 6 years of learning, networking, shopping, and of course, drinking delicious NC beer, we worked with Device Creative Collaborative , based right there in Camel City, to create a completely new, updated, and exciting conference logo. Centering around the main themes of education, community, professionalism, and community, we believe our new logo will take the NCCBC into the next five years in style. Stay tuned!

Can we get a drumroll please? We are tingling with anticipation about this year's keynote speaker. A five time best-selling author, an avid homebrewer (He literally wrote the book!), and a passionate advocate and changemaker for the craft brewing industry, this year's keynote is the founder of the American Homebrewers Association (1978) and past president of the Brewers Association (USA).  He is also known for founding the National Homebrewers Conference, World Beer Cup, the Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference, BrewExpo America, Brewers Publications, Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines, CraftBeer.com, and the magazines Zymurgy and The New Brewer. Join us in giving a big ole NC welcome to Charlie Papazian, our #NCCBC19 keynote!

Think you've got what it takes to share the stage with Charlie? Submit your proposal to be considered for a 2019 NC Craft Brewers Conference speaking slot. We are still seeking presenters and we want YOU to share your big ideas and insights. Review the RFP here and submit before July 22, 2019 to be considered!

Want to come to the conference, but not sure if you'll have the funding to make it work? We are proud to be offering several scholarships for this year's conference. If you are a female, person of color, or veteran working in the craft beer industry in North Carolina, you are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships. Check out the scholarship application here!  Deadline to submit an application is Thursday August 1, 2019. 

Now that we've give you all the highlights, be sure to check out the NC Craft Brewers Conference webpage to grab your tickets and review the latest updates today. Can't wait to see you in Winston-Salem this fall!